Not everywhere, where project managers are written on it, there is also a project manager in it, because designations such as “project managers” or “project managers” are not protected. Not only because of their euphonious name, but above all because of their better earning potential, these positions also attract candidates who are not up to the complex tasks. In order to separate the chaff from the wheat, a project management certification can be helpful for the client as proof of performance.
Such a seal of approval, issued by a neutral and accredited institution, certifies that the holder possesses certain project management skills and works according to internationally recognised standards. With increasing globalisation and the widely differing views of project management, cross-company and internationally binding standards in project management are becoming increasingly important. The certified person himself usually expects more and more attractive job opportunities from this proof of competence.
The Project Management Institute is the world’s largest association in project management with its origins in the USA. Certificates for project managers and program managers are offered at different levels: Project Management Professionals (PMP)®, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® or Program Management Professional (PgMP)®. The basic units are the PMBOK® Guide and the PM Competence Framework.
The IPMA has its origins in local associations in Europe (D, A, CH, F, UK). This is the second-largest association in project management and is widely used in Europe. In general, certificates for project managers are offered on 4 levels (Project Manager Level D-A). For certification, the basic documents “Competence-Based Project Management (PM3)” and “International Competence Baseline (ICB 3.0)” are used.
PS Consulting supports you in obtaining Level D-, C- and B-Certificates.
Office of Government Commerce (OGC) – also known as PRINCE2® – has its origins in England and is now widely used in Europe. It forms a structured framework around the respective project and gives the project team concrete recommendations for action for each project phase.
Training according to PRINCE2® includes the certifications PRINCE2® Foundation and PRINCE2® Practitioner, for which we are happy to support you.